Golf: Oboh set for first LPGA tourney in US

Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh will on June 12 partake in her first LPGA tournament in the United States called ‘Shoprite LPGA Classic’ and hosted by Acer.

Oboh, who is the biggest golfer from Nigeria on the international scene, plies the tourney at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Nigerian debuts in the event after she qualified for one of the final two spots in the ShopRite LPGA Classic field on Monday.

During the qualifying process for the tourney that 144 players will compete in the 54-hole on Sunday, Oboh shot a 73. According to the organisers of the event, the England-born professional is the first Nigerian golfer to earn membership on the Ladies European Tour.

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Oboh as of last week finished second in the “The JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational for Black female golfers”.

The tournament presents several opportunities to Oboh, with a host of champions like the defending champion of the tourney, Celine Boutier, and the world’s top-ranked players, including Jin Young Ko (No. 1), Lydia Ko (No. 4), Nasa Haaoka (No. 7), Inbee Park (No. 9) and Brooke Henderson (No. 11).

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